Counselling in Maidstone

Photo of Amy Cumber, Counsellor in Maidstone, England
Amy Cumber
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Maidstone ME17
Life can evoke a variety of emotions and struggles. I work with individuals and couples in Kent, London, Sussex and across the UK remotely. I care passionately about the needs of my clients to empower you to move forwards in your life wherever you path is currently at. Life is sometimes full of difficulties and uncertainties we can feel overwhelmed by loss, trauma, body image, addictions, relationship issues and problems in our workplace or home life to name a few. I work in a non-judgmental supportive manner helping you to explore & understand your thoughts & emotions. I I have some concession rates available on a sliding scale.
Life can evoke a variety of emotions and struggles. I work with individuals and couples in Kent, London, Sussex and across the UK remotely. I care passionately about the needs of my clients to empower you to move forwards in your life wherever you path is currently at. Life is sometimes full of difficulties and uncertainties we can feel overwhelmed by loss, trauma, body image, addictions, relationship issues and problems in our workplace or home life to name a few. I work in a non-judgmental supportive manner helping you to explore & understand your thoughts & emotions. I I have some concession rates available on a sliding scale.
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Simon Paul Hardy
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP Accred
Verified
Maidstone ME14
Choosing a Counsellor can be very difficult and I feel that it is important to have some knowledge of your chosen therapist's working methods. I adopt more than one theoretical approach when working with my clients but predominately incorporate Person Centered which is a non judgemental, non authorative approach which gives an individual a safe environment to talk freely, and adjust negative self concepts often triggered by negative life events or relationships. Also Cognitive Behavioural techniques which involve identifying unhelpful patterns of thinking which often maintain feelings of anxiety, depression and low self esteem.
Choosing a Counsellor can be very difficult and I feel that it is important to have some knowledge of your chosen therapist's working methods. I adopt more than one theoretical approach when working with my clients but predominately incorporate Person Centered which is a non judgemental, non authorative approach which gives an individual a safe environment to talk freely, and adjust negative self concepts often triggered by negative life events or relationships. Also Cognitive Behavioural techniques which involve identifying unhelpful patterns of thinking which often maintain feelings of anxiety, depression and low self esteem.
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Ewelina Biesiada Trauma Informed Therapeutic Coaching
Maidstone ME14  (Online Only)
Learning to accept the truth about needing help is sometimes the hardest part. It is however a process not an event. If you suffered chronic stress as a child or in the early years of adulthood, chances are, you amazingly created a lot of coping mechanisms that have helped you survive the situation. But what tends to happen with trauma is that we get stuck in those patterns of thinking, feeling and behaviour and unless unpacked, they are impossible to change, even though they stopped serving you long time ago.
Learning to accept the truth about needing help is sometimes the hardest part. It is however a process not an event. If you suffered chronic stress as a child or in the early years of adulthood, chances are, you amazingly created a lot of coping mechanisms that have helped you survive the situation. But what tends to happen with trauma is that we get stuck in those patterns of thinking, feeling and behaviour and unless unpacked, they are impossible to change, even though they stopped serving you long time ago.
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Shirley-Ann Galbraith
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Maidstone ME18
Welcome. Sometimes life presents challenges and the turbulence of these can be overwhelming and may impact negatively on our mental health and emotional well-being. Psychotherapy and counselling offer a safe space to explore your experiences of these difficulties. Seeking help from a professional may be the next step and psychotherapy or counselling gives you the opportunity to look at your life, your problems and concerns. I am a qualified psychotherapist and counsellor with over 30 years experience. In my private practice I work with adults experiencing all aspects of mental ill health concerns, relationship and life issues.
Welcome. Sometimes life presents challenges and the turbulence of these can be overwhelming and may impact negatively on our mental health and emotional well-being. Psychotherapy and counselling offer a safe space to explore your experiences of these difficulties. Seeking help from a professional may be the next step and psychotherapy or counselling gives you the opportunity to look at your life, your problems and concerns. I am a qualified psychotherapist and counsellor with over 30 years experience. In my private practice I work with adults experiencing all aspects of mental ill health concerns, relationship and life issues.
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Emma Claydon
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
Maidstone ME17
Hello and thank you for taking the time to read my profile. There are so many reasons people look for help and support and you will have your own struggles that will lead you to look for someone to talk to. You could be feeling that the people in your life don’t listen and don’t understand, you could be going through a life changing situation and need some support during this difficult time. You maybe wake up in the night feeling anxious but don’t really know why or you just don’t feel good enough and just want to feel better.
Hello and thank you for taking the time to read my profile. There are so many reasons people look for help and support and you will have your own struggles that will lead you to look for someone to talk to. You could be feeling that the people in your life don’t listen and don’t understand, you could be going through a life changing situation and need some support during this difficult time. You maybe wake up in the night feeling anxious but don’t really know why or you just don’t feel good enough and just want to feel better.
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Lisa Baker
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified
Maidstone ME17
Waitlist for new clients
Sometimes life can feel difficult and we may feel confused, lost or alone, even if we are surrounded by others. At times, we may struggle to cope, feeling low, anxious or overwhelmed. Being offered support to explore our difficulties and worries in a safe, confidential and empathic environment, free from judgement can help us feel less isolated and find our way again to a more hopeful and fulfilling way of being. I believe that the roots of our personal strengths often stem from difficulties we have experienced and that together, we can find what might be most helpful to you.
Sometimes life can feel difficult and we may feel confused, lost or alone, even if we are surrounded by others. At times, we may struggle to cope, feeling low, anxious or overwhelmed. Being offered support to explore our difficulties and worries in a safe, confidential and empathic environment, free from judgement can help us feel less isolated and find our way again to a more hopeful and fulfilling way of being. I believe that the roots of our personal strengths often stem from difficulties we have experienced and that together, we can find what might be most helpful to you.
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Photo of Facilitated Therapy Psychotherapeutic Counselling, Counsellor in Maidstone, England
Facilitated Therapy Psychotherapeutic Counselling
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
Maidstone ME15
Welcome to my profile! My name is Wiktoria and I am a qualified Psychotherapeutic Counsellor with all the tools and experience a client should be looking for in their therapist. If you are experiencing emotional uncertainty and confusion right now you are in the right place. I will be able to help.I understand that starting therapy is not always an easy decision to make. Talking about difficulties, past or current issues can lead to feeling of vulnerability and insecurity, however within a therapy dynamic this process can bring greater understanding and become empowering to you in order for you to progress in the direction you want.
Welcome to my profile! My name is Wiktoria and I am a qualified Psychotherapeutic Counsellor with all the tools and experience a client should be looking for in their therapist. If you are experiencing emotional uncertainty and confusion right now you are in the right place. I will be able to help.I understand that starting therapy is not always an easy decision to make. Talking about difficulties, past or current issues can lead to feeling of vulnerability and insecurity, however within a therapy dynamic this process can bring greater understanding and become empowering to you in order for you to progress in the direction you want.
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Antalia Terblanche
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
Maidstone ME15
I welcome you to this space. However you have shown up, I am here to hear your story. There is such power in being witnessed, and as my training and passion permits, I am here to provide you with a safe and compassionate space to explore your emotional needs, at your pace. Ultimately, I will work alongside you and we will navigate your feelings and experiences, together.
I welcome you to this space. However you have shown up, I am here to hear your story. There is such power in being witnessed, and as my training and passion permits, I am here to provide you with a safe and compassionate space to explore your emotional needs, at your pace. Ultimately, I will work alongside you and we will navigate your feelings and experiences, together.
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Natasha Singh
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Maidstone ME14
Welcome. By offering compassion, new information and an emphasis on finding solutions, my clients find themselves ‘working’ and having ‘hope’ from the first session. I am an Accredited Counsellor, PICT Psychotherapist, Registered Adoption Counsellor, and PICT Clinical Supervisor. I provide pathways of resolution for the effects of trauma, abuse, anxiety and ongoing issues that affect your daily functioning and quality of life. Since 2004, I’ve successfully built and nurtured a thriving therapy practice working with adults. I have acquired substantial training and experience working in public and private industries.
Welcome. By offering compassion, new information and an emphasis on finding solutions, my clients find themselves ‘working’ and having ‘hope’ from the first session. I am an Accredited Counsellor, PICT Psychotherapist, Registered Adoption Counsellor, and PICT Clinical Supervisor. I provide pathways of resolution for the effects of trauma, abuse, anxiety and ongoing issues that affect your daily functioning and quality of life. Since 2004, I’ve successfully built and nurtured a thriving therapy practice working with adults. I have acquired substantial training and experience working in public and private industries.
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Melanie Brooks
Verified
Maidstone ME14
Find freedom from anxiety and take control of your life... Are you overwhelmed by stress or anxiety? Do you struggle with a fear or phobia? Is your lack of confidence holding you back? Do you dream of freedom to do the things which are important to you? Do you long to be more productive, to get more out of every day? Do you feel stuck in a rut, lacking direction or fulfilment in your day to day life? Are you just desperate to kick a bad habit or to find a way of sticking to your good intentions? Hypnotherapy can help you make the positive and sustainable change you need at a pace that works for you.
Find freedom from anxiety and take control of your life... Are you overwhelmed by stress or anxiety? Do you struggle with a fear or phobia? Is your lack of confidence holding you back? Do you dream of freedom to do the things which are important to you? Do you long to be more productive, to get more out of every day? Do you feel stuck in a rut, lacking direction or fulfilment in your day to day life? Are you just desperate to kick a bad habit or to find a way of sticking to your good intentions? Hypnotherapy can help you make the positive and sustainable change you need at a pace that works for you.
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Photo of Hannah Bunclark, Counsellor in Maidstone, England
Hannah Bunclark
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Maidstone ME14
As a person-centred counsellor, I offer a safe, respectful, non-judgemental space for anyone struggling, whether that be with anxiety, depression, addiction or general worries & concerns. Feeling heard & understood can make so much difference & ill support you, walk beside you, exploring your emotions & discovering where you want to be in your life.
As a person-centred counsellor, I offer a safe, respectful, non-judgemental space for anyone struggling, whether that be with anxiety, depression, addiction or general worries & concerns. Feeling heard & understood can make so much difference & ill support you, walk beside you, exploring your emotions & discovering where you want to be in your life.
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Photo of Ellie Boon, Counsellor in Maidstone, England
Ellie Boon
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Maidstone ME18
I’m warm and friendly and work in a very person-centred way. This means that I don’t use lots of techniques or give you homework, but rather I work with you to help you understand yourself better, and make decisions or changes.
I’m warm and friendly and work in a very person-centred way. This means that I don’t use lots of techniques or give you homework, but rather I work with you to help you understand yourself better, and make decisions or changes.
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Jane Collings
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Maidstone ME14
Are you feeling worried, stuck, or held back by something that happened in the past? Maybe you feel inadequate in some way, or self conscious. Whatever your problem I'm here to help you feel better about yourself, and more deserving of the life you really want. It's surprising what can be achieved by simply devoting time to talking about your problems with someone who is trained to help you reflect. I'm an integrative counsellor which means that while we mainly talk about the here and now, I sometimes invite you to talk about your past too, in order for you to identify patterns - Your unique experiences effect how you see life.
Are you feeling worried, stuck, or held back by something that happened in the past? Maybe you feel inadequate in some way, or self conscious. Whatever your problem I'm here to help you feel better about yourself, and more deserving of the life you really want. It's surprising what can be achieved by simply devoting time to talking about your problems with someone who is trained to help you reflect. I'm an integrative counsellor which means that while we mainly talk about the here and now, I sometimes invite you to talk about your past too, in order for you to identify patterns - Your unique experiences effect how you see life.
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Karen Lambert
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Maidstone ME18
I am well aware that at times life can be difficult; you may feel anxious, over-whelmed, worried or just not right. Or you may feel that your past experiences are having an impact on how you deal with things in your life today. Talking with me could help you in a different way than talking to a friend of family member and this is primarily because you can be honest with me without me judging you.  I'm here to listen to you and to support you in working things out for yourself. My approach is open, honest and down-to-earth and I am a firm believer in the counselling process and the good that it can do. 
I am well aware that at times life can be difficult; you may feel anxious, over-whelmed, worried or just not right. Or you may feel that your past experiences are having an impact on how you deal with things in your life today. Talking with me could help you in a different way than talking to a friend of family member and this is primarily because you can be honest with me without me judging you.  I'm here to listen to you and to support you in working things out for yourself. My approach is open, honest and down-to-earth and I am a firm believer in the counselling process and the good that it can do. 
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Beccy Jackson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Maidstone ME18  (Online Only)
Are you struggling to make sense of life? Feeling sad, anxious, confused, depressed, overwhelmed or numb? Have you experienced a negative relationship or been subjected to abuse? Do you lack self esteem or find it hard to trust your own judgment? Counselling may help, for these and many other concerns. As a humanistic and integrative counsellor, I offer a safe, confidential, and welcoming space for you to focus on your needs either face to face in Sittingbourne or via telephone, online sessions. i can also offer chat sessions via teams.
Are you struggling to make sense of life? Feeling sad, anxious, confused, depressed, overwhelmed or numb? Have you experienced a negative relationship or been subjected to abuse? Do you lack self esteem or find it hard to trust your own judgment? Counselling may help, for these and many other concerns. As a humanistic and integrative counsellor, I offer a safe, confidential, and welcoming space for you to focus on your needs either face to face in Sittingbourne or via telephone, online sessions. i can also offer chat sessions via teams.
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Kat Harrington
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Maidstone ME14
I offer counselling to adults, parents, young people and children within a safe confidential space in the centre of Maidstone where you can feel accepted and heard. I can adapt my way of working to your needs, whether this is to deal with a current issue that you wish to tackle to allow you to move forward, a historic life events that still impact on you today or being able to support your child the best way you can. We can work together to create a focus for your work with you leading the way. We can do specific work on phobia's and anxieties that impact on your life helping you to move foreword.
I offer counselling to adults, parents, young people and children within a safe confidential space in the centre of Maidstone where you can feel accepted and heard. I can adapt my way of working to your needs, whether this is to deal with a current issue that you wish to tackle to allow you to move forward, a historic life events that still impact on you today or being able to support your child the best way you can. We can work together to create a focus for your work with you leading the way. We can do specific work on phobia's and anxieties that impact on your life helping you to move foreword.
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Dawn Carter
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Maidstone ME17
Ind/couple/ EMDR.Therapist. There is often constant pressure in today's society, which can cause us to feel low, unhappy, anxious,overwhelmed, judged, or stressed. Life events such as loss, financial problems, devoice, retirement, long term illness, work etc. add to that pressure. This can affect our behaviour causing us to withdraw, isolate ourselves or become angry and lash out. These unhealthy behaviours and coping strategies can affect our relationships. Unresolved issues from our past can also resurface particularly trauma. I can help you feel more confident in your ability to cope and gain a more positive sense of self.
Ind/couple/ EMDR.Therapist. There is often constant pressure in today's society, which can cause us to feel low, unhappy, anxious,overwhelmed, judged, or stressed. Life events such as loss, financial problems, devoice, retirement, long term illness, work etc. add to that pressure. This can affect our behaviour causing us to withdraw, isolate ourselves or become angry and lash out. These unhealthy behaviours and coping strategies can affect our relationships. Unresolved issues from our past can also resurface particularly trauma. I can help you feel more confident in your ability to cope and gain a more positive sense of self.
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Sara-Jayne Dixon
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Maidstone ME14
Are you feeling anxious, overwhelmed, lost or sad? Do you lack a sense of purpose? Is something holding you back from living the life you want to live? Life can be full of challenges and sometimes we need help to make sense of what is going on. Perhaps your past experiences are having an impact on you and are stopping you from being the person you want to be. I understand that life can be difficult at times. Having been through my own life struggles, I understand how hard it can be to reach out for help. Counselling has been a huge part of my own journey and after noticing how it helped me, I want to help others in the same way.
Are you feeling anxious, overwhelmed, lost or sad? Do you lack a sense of purpose? Is something holding you back from living the life you want to live? Life can be full of challenges and sometimes we need help to make sense of what is going on. Perhaps your past experiences are having an impact on you and are stopping you from being the person you want to be. I understand that life can be difficult at times. Having been through my own life struggles, I understand how hard it can be to reach out for help. Counselling has been a huge part of my own journey and after noticing how it helped me, I want to help others in the same way.
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James Maynard
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Maidstone ME15
Sometimes in life we can lose our way. Anxiety and depression or traumatic events can stop us from realising our potential. You may want to unpack destructive relationships, come to terms with grief and loss, or you might be unable to move forward with your life and cannot understand why. I am offering a safe, non-judgemental space to explore and understand those parts of life which cause pain and sorrow.
Sometimes in life we can lose our way. Anxiety and depression or traumatic events can stop us from realising our potential. You may want to unpack destructive relationships, come to terms with grief and loss, or you might be unable to move forward with your life and cannot understand why. I am offering a safe, non-judgemental space to explore and understand those parts of life which cause pain and sorrow.
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Photo of Helen Cannings, Counsellor in Maidstone, England
Helen Cannings
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Maidstone ME14
If you are seeking counselling for the first time, or want to reconnect with therapy, it can feel a bit daunting trying to choose a therapist. Finding someone you feel comfortable with is the key, so I offer a free initial consultation. Come along or call me for a 20 minute, no obligation, conversation to help you make up your mind. If we decide to work together, my aim will be to provide a safe and professional space where we can build a strong therapeutic relationship which will enable you to talk freely about whatever it is that brings you to therapy.
If you are seeking counselling for the first time, or want to reconnect with therapy, it can feel a bit daunting trying to choose a therapist. Finding someone you feel comfortable with is the key, so I offer a free initial consultation. Come along or call me for a 20 minute, no obligation, conversation to help you make up your mind. If we decide to work together, my aim will be to provide a safe and professional space where we can build a strong therapeutic relationship which will enable you to talk freely about whatever it is that brings you to therapy.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Maidstone

100+

Average cost per session

£55

Counsellors in Maidstone who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
88% Self Esteem
87% Depression
85% Relationship Issues
78% Stress
71% Bereavement
59% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

56% Aviva
52% Vitality
40% AXA PPP

How Counsellors in Maidstone see their clients

85% In Person and Online
15% Online Only

Gender breakdown

85% Female
15% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Maidstone?

Search for nearby therapists or counsellors by inputting your city, postcode, or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or postcode into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

Counsellors and Psychotherapists listed in the directory are members of the main professional associations, mainly the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). Most Psychologists in the directory are accredited members of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and/or are registered in the Health and Care Professions Council (HPCP).

Providers whose professional membership or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Given that professional memberships are not a statutory requirement for psychotherapists and counsellors in the UK, certain qualified professionals or organisations may choose not to maintain such memberships despite possessing the necessary qualifications. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counsellor?

Counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists can all provide counselling or talking therapy and have credentials and experience that enable them to do so in the UK. Psychologists have earned a degree in psychology and many are members of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and have completed a postgraduate qualification in a specialism. Counsellors and Psychotherapists are not required to have a psychology degree, but to belong to a professional organisation such as the BACP or UKCP, they are required to have completed a training course as well as clinical and supervision hours.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the UK could be between £30 - £60 when seeing a counsellor and £60 - £150 and up when seeing a clinical psychologist. If you have private insurance, your plan may cover some if not all of your sessions. You should contact your insurance provider to determine if they provide coverage for therapy sessions and to determine what, if any, requirements they might have in order for your sessions to be covered, such as a referral from your GP or medical specialist.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

If you are struggling to access therapy due to budget constraints, you could also consider public funded mental health services. The NHS Talking therapies programme offers free of charge counselling for common mental health problems like anxiety and depression. The service is available to anyone registered with a GP, though you do not necessarily need to be referred by your GP and can refer yourself directly to a Talking therapies service. The service will provide different solutions, including group and individual therapy, for a limited number of sessions which are generally up to six.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your postcode.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Therapists who are part of a professional organisation such as the BACP, the UKCP, or BPS are bound by an ethical framework that requires them to uphold a confidentiality agreement. Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship and only under specific circumstances, such as when there has been participation in a criminal act or act of terror, or if there is potential or known harm to the client or others, will a therapist be obligated to break the agreement. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed during the initial consultation.